strnlen

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NAME
       strnlen - determine the length of a fixed-size string

SYNOPSIS
       #include <string.h>

       size_t strnlen(const char *s, size_t maxlen);

   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

       strnlen():
           Since glibc 2.10:
               _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200809L
           Before glibc 2.10:
               _GNU_SOURCE

DESCRIPTION
       The  strnlen()  function returns the number of characters in the string
       pointed to by s, excluding the terminating null  byte  ('\0'),  but  at
       most  maxlen.   In doing this, strnlen() looks only at the first maxlen
       characters in the string pointed to by s and never beyond s+maxlen.

RETURN VALUE
       The strnlen() function returns strlen(s), if that is less than  maxlen,
       or maxlen if there is no null terminating ('\0') among the first maxlen
       characters pointed to by s.

ATTRIBUTES
       For  an  explanation  of  the  terms  used   in   this   section,   see
       attributes(7).

       +----------+---------------+---------+
       |Interface | Attribute     | Value   |
       +----------+---------------+---------+
       |strnlen() | Thread safety | MT-Safe |
       +----------+---------------+---------+
CONFORMING TO
       POSIX.1-2008.

SEE ALSO
       strlen(3)

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